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  • "Christian but not religious": Being church as Christian hardcore punk.
    McDowell, Amy D. (2018)
    Sociology of Religion 79:1: 58-77.

    Based on 2008-12 participant observation & interviews. Some youth engage in religion collectively rather than individualistically, but not in segmented institutions--a case of dedifferentiation.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Music; Individualism; Youth; Differentiation; Participant observation
  • Update: Singles in late-modern conservative religions.
    Engelberg, Ari (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 652-655.

    Reviews literature on the phenomenon of the familism & pressure to marry young in conservative religion, which marginalizes the unmarried & leaves hem o the draw of youth culture.

    Associated Search Terms: Familism; Marriage; Singles; Youth culture; Conservative; Marginality
  • "Look into the Book of Life": Muslim musicians, Sufism and postmodern spirituality in Britain.
    Morris, Carl (2016)
    Social Compass 63:3: 389-404.

    Analyzes discourse of Sufi musicians in Britain, circa 2011-13. Spirituality coexists with organized religion, in this instance Sufi Islam.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth culture; Great Britain; Musician; Islam, Great Britain; Islam, Sufi; Spirituality
  • Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific: Popular Culture in Singapore and Sydney.
    Nasir, Kamaludeen Mohamed (2015)
    Hampshrie, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Associated Search Terms: Australia, Sydney; Globalization; Islam, Australia; Islam, Singapore; Popular culture; Singapore; Youth
  • The cultural, the nominal, and the secular: The social reality of religious identity among Sri Lankan Tamil youth in Canada.
    Amarasingam , Amarnath (2015)
    In Lori G. Beaman and Steven Tomlins (eds.) Atheist Identities: Spaces and Social Contexts. New York: Springer, pp. 69-85.

    Associated Search Terms: Tamil, Canada; Nominal religion; Cultural religion; Canada; Atheist, Canada; Sri Linkan Canadians; Youth
  • Revolve, the Biblezine. A transevangelical text.
    Harding, Susan F. (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 176-193.

    Study of the "Revolve" Bible, which is in magazine form for female youth.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth culture; Literature; Women; Media
  • Sous-Cultures Jeunesse et Religion: Métal, Gothique, Hip-Hop et Techno.
    Gauthier, François (2008)
    In François Gauthier and Jean-Philippe Perault (eds.) Jeunes et religion au Québec. Québec: Presses Universitaries de Laval.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth; Popular culture; Canada
  • Rave and religion? Religious studies outlooks on a contemporary youth phenomenon.
    Gauthier, François (2004)
    Sciences religieuses/Studies in Religion 33:3/4: 397-413.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth culture
  • Rapturous ruptures. The "instituant" religious experience of rave.
    Gauthier, François (2004)
    In Graham St. John (ed.) Rave Culture and Religion. New York: Routledge, pp. 65-84.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth culture; Experience
  • Cultures Jeunes et Religion: Réflexions Théoriques.
    Bizuel, Yves (2001)
    In Jean-Pierre Bastian (ed.) La modernité religieuse en perspective comparée. Europe latine--Amérique latine. Paris: Karthala, pp. 141-152.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Youth culture
  • The Roar of the Lemming: Youth, Postmovement Groups, and the Life Construction Crisis.
    Foss, Daniel A., and Ralph W. Larkin (1979)
    In Harry M. Johnson (ed.), Religious Change and Continuity. Sociological Perspectives. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, pp. 264-285.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth culture
  • The Sacralization of Disorder: Symbolism in Rock Music.
    Martin, Bernice (1979)
    Sociological Analysis 40:2: 87-124.

    Applies Victor Turner's concepts of liminality, anti-structure, & communitas to rock music; observes class tensions.

    Associated Search Terms: Music; Symbol; Stratification; Youth culture; Communitas; Anti-structure
  • The Origin, Development, and Decline of a Youth Culture Religion: An Application of Sectarianization Theory.
    Pilarzyk, Thomas J. (1978)
    Review of Religious Research 20:1: 23-43.

    Divine Light Mission's development shows that cults are fragile & constrained from effective institutionalization by internal factors.

    Associated Search Terms: Precarity; Cult; Youth culture; Divine Light Mission
  • Worshiping the Absurd: the Negation of Social Causality among the Followers of Guru Maharaj Ji.
    Foss, Daniel A., and Ralph W. Larkin (1978)
    Sociological Analysis 39;2: 157-164.

    Participant observation study showing former counter culture youth turning to Divine Light Mission in the absence of the plausibility of the former youth culture or acceptability of conventional society.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive distortion; Divine Light Mission; Participant observation; Youth culture
  • Conversion and Alternation Processes in the Youth Culture. A Comparative Analysis of Religious Transformations.
    Pilarzyk, Thomas J. (1978)
    Pacific Sociological Review 21:4: 379-405. [Also in David G. Bromley and James T. Richardson (eds.) The Brainwashing/Deprogramming Controversy: Sociological, Psychological, Legal and Historical Perspectives. New York: Edwin Mellen, 1983, pp. 51-72]

    Based on interviews from Divine Light Mission & Hare Krishna members; contrasts "sectarian conversion" in Hare Krishna, involving radical identity changes, & "cultic alternation."

    Associated Search Terms: Youth culture; Hare Krishna; Divine Light Mission; Conversion; Alternation
  • Search for Identity: Youth, Religion and Culture.
    Damrell, Joseph (1978)
    Beverly Hills: Sage.

    Based on 1967-74 participant observation.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Church of Cosmic Liberty; Youth culture
  • The Complex Forms of the Religious Life: A Durkheimian View of the New Religious Movements.
    Westley, Frances (1978)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, McGill University. [Chico, Califronia: Scholars Press, 1983]

    Based on 1973-78 field studies & interviews; focuses on Shakti, Silva Mind Control, Psychosynthesis, Arica, est, & Scientology in the Montreal area.

    Associated Search Terms: est, Canada; Scientology, Canada; Psychosynthesis, Canada; Shakti, Canada; Arica, Canada; Silva Mind Control, Canada; Youth culture; Canada, Quebec, Montreal; Ritual
  • Christians in the youth culture: The life history of an urban commune.
    Pilarzyk, Thomas J., and Cardell K. Jacobson (1977)
    Wisconsin Sociologist 14: 136-151.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; Youth culture
  • The New Religious Consciousness.
    Glock, Charles Y., and Robert N. Bellah (eds.) (1976)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, San Francisco; Youth culture; New religions
  • Marginalität und Religiosität: alternative Jugendkultur als Gegenstand der Religionssoziologie.
    Schibilski, Michael (1975)
    In Rainer Volp (ed.) Chancen der Religion. Gütersloh: Mohn, pp. 90-125.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Youth culture
  • Mystical, Satanic, and Chiliastic Forces in Countercultural Movements. Changing the World--or Reconciling It.
    Bodemann, Y. Michal (1974)
    Youth & Society 5:4: 433-447.

    Explores themes of the then contemporary youth counterculture in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Counterculture; Youth culture; Satanist
  • Hare Krishna and the Counterculture.
    Judah, J. Stillson (1974)
    New York: Wiley-Intrscience.

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna; Youth culture; Counterculture
  • Les "Jesus Freaks" et le retour à la respectabilité.
    Mauss, Armand L., and Donald W. Petersen (1974)
    Social Compass 21:3: 283-301.

    Studies the Jesus movement, 1971-73, during its process of routinization; it served as a way station to respectability for a cohort of stigmatized youth.

    Associated Search Terms: Stigma; Jesus movement; Youth culture
  • The Meher Baba Movement: Its Effect on Post-Adolescent Social Alienation.
    Anthony, Dick, and Thomas Robbins (1974)
    In Irving T. Zaretsky and Mark P. Leone (eds.), Religious Movements in Contemporary America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. 479-511.

    1970 participant observation study at a center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, focusing on youth culture; sees the center as an expressive community.

    Associated Search Terms: Expressive community; United States, South Carolina, Myrtle Beach; Alienation; Youth culture; Meher Baba
  • The Jesus People: Old-time Religion in the Age of Aquarius.
    Enroth, Ronald M., Edward E. Ericson, Jr., and C. Breckinridge Peters (1972)
    Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans; Exeter: Paternoster.

    Describes the Jesus Movement, as of the fall of 1971, mostly on the basis of California observations.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth culture; United States, California; Jesus movement
  • The Jesus Trip: Advent of the Jesus Freaks.
    Streiker, Lowell D. (1971)
    Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Jesus movement; Youth culture
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